Effect of reactive and non-reactive diluents on thermal and mechanical properties of epoxy resin

  title={Effect of reactive and non-reactive diluents on thermal and mechanical properties of epoxy resin},
  author={Animesh Sinha and Nazrul Islam Khan and Subhankar Das and Jiawei Zhang and Sudipta Halder},
  journal={High Performance Polymers},
  pages={1159 - 1168}
The effect of reactive (polyethylene glycol) and non-reactive (toluene) diluents on thermal and mechanical properties (tensile strength, hardness and fracture toughness) of diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A epoxy resin (cured by triethylenetetramine) was investigated. The thermal stability and mechanical properties of the epoxy resin modified with reactive and non-reactive diluents at different wt% were investigated using thermo-gravimetric analyser, tensile test, hardness test and single-edge… 

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